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The New Guy's Perspective: Sorry, Russell Stover

February 14, 2014 4:17pm tngp winter home andrew

I'll start this off by admitting that I'm helpless against the powers of a heart shaped box of chocolates. No joke. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but you put a box of mystery chocolates in front of me and forget it, that thing won't know what hit it. Maybe it's the fact that I don't know what's underneath that chocolate outer shell. Is it coffee, is it marshmallow? Maybe I'll get lucky and get the caramel one! Or maybe I just love the uncertainty of it. Or, maybe I'm underestimating my sweet tooth and I just really like chocolate.....

Forget all that though. Today we got a Valentine's gift from Mother Nature that crushes all other Valentine's gifts. I mean, if there were a Mount Rushmore of Valentine's gifts, this would be on it. We're talking about the best Valentine's gift a skier or rider could ask for. We're talking about a powder day.

I don't know what we did, but Burkies I'm telling you that Mother Nature must love us. We got 10" of new snow overnight and continued snow throughout the day for a total of about a foot, which made for some incredible conditions out there. See what I mean?

The trees were good. The trails were good. Everywhere was good. Like the title says, sorry Russell Stover, but your heart shaped boxes of chocolate goodness are gonna have to take a back seat, give me powder days for Valentine's every year! 

Also of note, we got to 100% open for the first time this year, which is awesome. Perhaps more important though, is that the majority of you are going to be able to enjoy this over the next couple days. This storm really couldn't have been timed better, with President's Weekend here and school vacations starting this coming week. The mountain is going to be in incredible shape and I really hope that you get the chance to get up here and ski or ride. 

In addition to the skiing, we've also got a ton going on. Word on the street is that during the Explorer programs' tug o' war contest tomorrow, Burkie the Bear and Ary might have a their own tug o' war throwdown. I'm not guaranteeing it'll happen, but you might wanna plan to be around the base lodge in the neighborhood of 12:15, 12:30 just in case. Just sayin'. We've also got Apres parties, live music, fireworks, the Dashney Mile Style and all sorts of other stuff you can find out more about here

So come on up and get after it!

See ya on the hill,